Dr Gordon has been working as a Teaching Fellow in East European Politics at the European Institute of LSE since 2003 and prior to that as a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Government.
She holds an MSc from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham and a DPhil from St Antony’s College, Oxford University on 'The Politics of Economic Policy-Making in the Soviet Union from 1988-1991'.
Her research interests include the EU’s eastward enlargement, minority policy and the role of conditionality; conflict management in post-communist states and the role of international organisations; and processes of democratisation in Central and Eastern Europe.
From 2007-2009 she was a member of the LSE research team of the EU Framework VI project ‘Human and Minority Rights in the Life Cycle of Ethnic Conflicts’ and in 2010-2011 she was member of the core team and one of the authors of the report that LSE Enterprise delivered to the European Parliament on Roma inclusion titled Measures to Promote the Situation of Roma EU Citizens in the European Union. She has recently been a co-lead research on projects for European Training Foundation and the Committee of the Regions.
Her publications include: The Stabilisation and Association Process in the Western Balkans: an effective instrument of post-conflict management? (2009), EU Conditionality and the Protection of Minorities in the Post-Communist Region (2009) European Yearbook of Minority Issues; The EU and the Western Balkans: SAP as an instrument of regional stabilisation (in Talani, Leila S, (ed.) EU and the Balkans: policies of integration and disintegration).
She is a member of the non-resident Senior Research Associate Network at the European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg and a member of the Steering Board of the Regional Research Promotion Programme for the Western Balkans at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Expertise: East European politics; minority policy; role of conditionality
LSE Consulting projects:
Regional Development in Ukraine: Priority Actions in Terms of Decentralization
Client: European Committee of the Regions
Authors: Tomila Lankina, Claire Gordon & Svitlana Slava
Evaluation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies
Client: European Parliament
Authors: Claire Gordon, & Dr William Bartlett & Bregtje Kamphuis (LSE)
South Eastern Europe, Israel and Turkey: Trends, Perspectives and Challenges in Strengthening Vocational Education for Social Inclusion and Social Cohesion
Client: European Training Foundation (ETF)
Authors: Will Bartlett, Marina Cino Pagliarello, Claire Gordon and Simona Milio
Measures to Promote the Situation of Roma EU Citizens in the European Union
Client: European Parliament - DG for Internal Policies
Authors: Will Bartlett, Roberta Benini & Claire Gordon (with assistance of: Laura Cashman, Sarah Cemlyn, Joan Costa-Font, Florin Moisa, Johan Gabrielsson, Gregor Grienig, Argyris Mamarelis, Georgios Niarchos, Ovidiu Voicu, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Christophe Robert, Andrew Ryder, Sorin Cace, Daniela Tarnovschi, Todor Todorov, Kyriaki Topidi, Peter Vermeersch, Erzsebet Vajodovich-Visy)